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"i as well have heard embezzlement and fraud and all rumors get juicy."northside high school in roanoke county is hoping a community meeting happening tonight will ease concerns after threats of violence and a shrinking adminstration! a military school in southern virginia will reopen today after it receives isis threats.the steps school leaders are taking to ensure safety! and innocent people are targeted during a shooting spree in michigan.this morning: what we know about the suspected shooter. good morning, it's monday, february
your day off with good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. parents are looking for answers after rumors of misconduct and threats of violence - at one high school in roanoke county. it's all been happening at northside high school. extra security was called in last week, for a threat of violence that was later found - not credible. now... more speculation after longtime principal frank dent unexpectedly stepped down. his assistant principal, amy puckett asked to be reassigned days later. "there is no validity, i have researched i have spent the time, the days the hours the weeks at northside at central trying to figure out i've seen these claims."billy spence "it's tough with teenagers anyways because there's always drama. but as a parent, i just listen to it. try to get the instead of worrying about what everyone else is saying." school board member tom mccracken is hosting a community meeting - hoping to put the rumors to rest. that meeting - is set for 7-o'clock tonight - at
in campbell county:a woman now faces reckless driving charges after a three -car crash sends five people to the hospital. that crash happpened just before 4 p-m sunday afternoon on route 29.police say megan barrett did not slow down in time and rear-ended another car--forcing it into oncoming traffic--where another car hit it. police charged barrett with reckless driving. hargrave military academy in chatham will reopen this morning after someone posted isis related threats towards the school online. hargrave closed over the weekend as a precaution..and there is an increased police presence at the school. while school officials say they don't anticipate any further problems related to the threat, they will continue to monitor the situation. happening today in roanoke.the defense and prosecution in the kevin quick murder trial will present closing arguments.six alleged gang members are on trial for killing the waynesboro police reserve captain back in 2014.his body later found in goochland county.that jury will have to decide whether those gang
if there's a fire - or any emergency - the first line of defense - is our local 911 dispatchers. what is the *dispatcher* doing while you're on the other end of his or her line?i recently got a tour of the roanoke 9-1-1 cent to see what happens when the calls come in. a couple seconds of nats of ringing phone only, no answering!they're the lifelines you seldom hear about... but they're likely the people you'll need *first* in an emergency.a couple seconds of nats of dispatcher talking on the phone.... winter is the time of year roanoke county 911 dispatchers say they see an increase in fire related calls.zach @ 19:10-:14 "we defnitely receive a lot more reports of structure fires..."zach beckner is a volunteer firefighter..zach @ 19:16-:25 "people are trying to stay warm, whether they're may be abandoned homes, or maybe they're just using sources of heat-- they're not using them very safely."...not just a volunteer firefighter, zach is also the communications supervisor for roanoke city's 911 dispatch center. a small operation-- but a vital one. zach showed me around the downtown digs, and walked me through how the nearly all- female first response team takes fire calls.zach @ 15:20-:22 "when a fire call comes in, time is of the essence." *butted*zach @ 15:31-:38 "the fire dispatcher has about 60 seconds to get that call entered and sent out to the fire department." *butted*zach @ 15:44-:47 "we have strict time limits when we have to get those calls out."those strict time limits put in place by the national fire protection association, which sets response times for fire dispatch centers.here at the roanoke city 911 center, calls come in through one dispatcher... and *that* dispatcher patches them through to workers specifically trained to handle
@ 17:20-:26 "everything that the fire department... while they're on their way to a call... is based on the knowledge we have here in the 911 center."*butted*zach @ 17:39-:51 "if we're giving them information that someone's trapped, if it's a large building and we get reports, a lot of different calls, smoke and flames from different parts of the building, we're gonna relay that and that's gonna change their tactic greatly once they get out on the scene."each 911 dispatcher monitoring a state of the art matrix of screens.. to meticulously log each and every fire call as it comes in. zach @ 18:15-:29 "the most important thing we're gonna gather is your address, because if we don't have that, we don't know how to get help to you. once we have that address, we wanna think about life safety-- is there anybody still inside the structure if it's a house on fire? is anybody in danger if it's a car on fire?" life-safety is a 911 dispatcher's #1 priority, because when it comes to fire... no call... more nats of ringing, then fade down
virginiafirst.com and click on the 911 dispatch story. coming up on good day virginia: an uber driver turned spree killer? what authorities in michigan are saying about a possible motive. bill cosby's wife is scheduled to appear in court this morning for a defamation hearing.stay with us and find out why his attorney's are
lower 40s. a cold front will drop south through the area overnight allowinga wedge of high pressure to build in from the north throughmonday. this will bring cool and damp conditions to the region...along with some patchy fog. by wednesday, a large area of low pressure will moveout of the lower mississippi valley and into the great lakes region...bringing another round of widespread rainfall to theappalachians and central mid atlantic region. today...cloudy. a chance of rain...mainly this afternoon. muchcooler. near steady temperature in the mid 40s. light andvariable winds. chance of rain 40 percent. .tonight...rain likely. lows in the upper 30s. east winds around10 mph. chance of rain 70 percent..tuesday...rain. near steady temperature in the upper 30s. lightand variable winds. chance of rain 80 percent..tuesday night...rain. near steady temperature in the upper 30s.east winds around 10 mph. chance of rain 90 percent. .wednesday...rain in the morning...then rain with isolatedthunderstorms in the afternoon. some thunderstorms may produceheavy rainfall in the afternoon. not as cool with highs in theupper 40s. east winds around 10 mph...becoming southeast in the afternoon. chance of rain near 100 percent..wednesday night...rain in the evening...then rain showers
the upper 30s. nearly two dozen people are dead after a cyclone hits fiji. officials now scrambling to assess the damage to the popular island destination . all schools in the area expected to remain closed. the country's prime minister declaring a state of emergency for the next 30 days. a father of two is accused of going on a shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan.police say jason dalton killed six people
making rounds as an uber driver. authorities say it appears dalton chose his victims, who ranged in age from 14 to 74 at random.fox's kelly wright has continuing coverage. a michigan community is on a shooting spree ... killing at least six people and injuring two others. the violence breaking out saturday night in the city of kalamazoo. connection that we are aware of between the three sets of victims to each other or any of the victims to mr. dalton." year old jason dalton shot five people outside a cracker barrel restaurant ... including a fourteen year old girl .... before killing a father and son outside a kia dealership. a woman was also shot outside of an apartment complex.fletter says: "a bunch of people just came out and started helping her. i was like, 'oh, jeez. this lady got shot.'" dalton ... who was taken into custody sunday morning ... had no criminal record and worked as an uber driver. a man who had been a passenger in dalton's vehicle hours before the shootings says he could tell something was wrong.mellen says: "we got a mile from my house and then he got a telephone call and after he got that telephone call he started driving really erratically. we were running stop signs." meantime ... people in kalamazoo coming together for a prayer vigil sunday night ... those at the event pausing to remember the victims ... while others
them shaken.buchler says: "there's an underlying feeling of fear, and there's kids who don't want to go outside and are just really fearful." jason dalton is expected to be arraigned monday on multiple counts of first degree murder and attempted murder. in new york, kelly wright, fox news. bill cosby's wife will give her deposition in a defamation suit against him later today. the comedian's attorneys are
at this point -- the deposition is expected to go ahead at 9-o'clock.eight woman sued cosby for defamation.they claim he portrayed them as liars after they publicly accused him of sexual assault. cosby denies any wrondgoing.he faces separate criminal charges for sexual assault in pennsylvania as well. new this morning. are you getting enough sleep? a new study reveals that a third of americans are not. the centers for disease control and prevention analyzed data from more than 4- hundred thousand people in all 50 states. hundreds of thousands reported getting less than the recommended seven hours or more a day. lack of sleep can be like diabetes, heart disease and mental illness. the c-d-c says this study is the first one to examine sleep hours on a state level. southeastern states and those along the appalachian mountaisn reported the least amount of sleep. the single lowest was reported in hawaii. the highest: colorado and minnesota.
chance of developing liver disease.that's according to a medical journal that reviewed nine different studies on the effects of coffee.researchers say two cups a day could cut your chances of developing cirrhosis by 44-percent. cirrhosis deteriorates the liver by blocking blood flow. alcoholism is the second-most common cause of that condition in the u-s. next in our ag life report: taking care of horses is no easy task! how a farm that has dozens of rescued horses is keeping them
horse at the reba farm inn can be hard work! groups are stopping by for horseback riding tours all the time!in this morning's ag life report, how reba farm cares for their horses and how the farm makes sure the animals stay healthy. 00:25:18-00:27:1500:31:11- 00:36:151:02:18-1:06:04this is the horses at reba farm inn only moments before they're saddled up for a ride. kathleen donovan- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soarone of the biggest things especially in the winter is feeding. keeping their weight up. kathleen donovan and her husband ron make that a top priority when it comes to taking care of the horses.ron gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soargenerally i'd say about 12 to 13 hundred pounds of hay gets fed everyday and 3 or 4 hundred pounds of grain everyday.the horses usually graze -- throughout the day. the farm is home to 73 horses of 26 different breeds-- many of them rescued. those who care for the horses say it's about knowing them individually and knowing how they react to different situations.ronald gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soar when you're using your horses the way we're using them you must know their body types, their caloric burn off possibility when you're using them.and know when there's something wrong.kathleen donovan- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soarwith the rubbing friction of the blanket, they can get sours. saddles if it's not sitting correctly or lopsided because maybe you didn't get all the dirt off their shoulders, it can create
with the right rider.ronald gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soari already know the horses-- now i have to size up the group, whoever's riding and sometimes it's their body language just like i do with the horses.to make sure the rider and the horse are comfortable with each other. it's all a part of looking out for their well-being -- the very reason they were brought to the farm in the first place. ronald gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soarwhen we rescue them, we rescue them. we've taken a lot of horses that a lot of places wouldnt. we were their last hope and they're doing very well. in bedford, charlie cooper w- f-x-r news. get this-- reba farm is home to 73 horses---for more information head to our website, virginia first dot-com. some are calling it the
a cold front will drop south through the area overnight allowinga wedge of high pressure to build in from the north throughmonday. this will bring cool and damp conditions to theregion...along with some patchy fog. by wednesday, a large area of low pressure will moveout of the lower mississippi valley and into the great lakes region...bringing another round of widespread rainfall to theappalachians and central
good morning, it's monday, february 22nd. thanks for starting your day off with good day virginia. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin wfxr new is your local election headquarters the primaries and south carolina and nevada are over-- the republican presidental field is getting smaller...and the candiates are getting ready for super tuesday. fox's john roberts is on the campaign trail this morning. with only seven people left in the race for the white house, candidates are going full speed ahead into a crucial week. donald trump showing sunday that he can even spin technical difficulties to his advantage.trump says they didn't pay the electric bill. i like that much better// those lights are brutal. did they come from the dishonest press? trump's solid win in south carolina-- combined with the exit of jeb bush-- has marco rubio and ted cruz now jousting for position as the best alternative to trump.rubio says: donald's campaign has
just say you're going to make to explain how you're going to do it. //cruz says: donald has a high floor of support but he's also got a ceiling. meanwhile, the -- all but sitting out this week's nevada caucus. making any campaign stops there -- focusing his efforts instead on crucial southern states. on the blue side of the aisle, hillary clinton is hoping she can harness the momentum from her win in nevada into a push through south carolina and super tuesday.clinton says: the fight goes on, the future that we want is within our grasp. but bernie sanders is showing no says: "the wind is at our backs; we have the momentum." roberts tag: carolina next saturday, and republicans having the nevada caucuses on tuesday, this a big week as everything rushes toward super tuesday on march first. in greenville, south carolina,
lights not the only thing causing problems on the campaign trail.... some technical problems led to the crashing of the nevada democratic caucus website. the high volume of traffic on the site led to the crash. as for the turn out, there were long lines at several polling sites. it's estimated that 65-percent of those who partcipated in the caucuses were first timers. caucuses involve a little more work. your going in there and talking with your neighbors and declaring who you are voting for. that means a lot for the democrats going into the 2016 general election as well. overall, there are more than 17-hundred precincts in nevada. bernie sanders won most of the counties in the
however, hillary clinton won most of the southern half -- enough to clinch the nomination in nevada. a cold front will drop south through the area overnight allowinga wedge of high pressure to build in from the north throughmonday. this will bring cool and damp conditions to theregion...along with some
pope francis is now calling for a one-year moratorium on the death penalty.he's proposing to suspend the practice during the holy year of mercy.that push for forgiveness runs through november.the pontiff is also throwing his support behind a conference that will begin today.that he hopes, will help bring an end to capital punishment. new this morning:isis claimed responsibility for multiple bombings on sunday that left at least 140 people dead in the syrian cities of damascus and homs.two car bombs exploded in one part of damascus.peace negotiations are currently underway to end the civil war in syria. new this morning: hoverboard makers may soon get hit with recalls if they don't
that's the warning from the consumer product safety commission issued to manufacturers, importers and retailers. some models of the self-balancing scooters are prone to catching fire and exploding. new york city has banned the scooters altogether. coming up on good day virginia: check your canned vegetables! one woman finds a startling surprise inside this can of green beans! plus... your childhood dream to become an astronaut is still alive...we'll explain when good day virginia returns. (vo) new tidy cats lightweight 4-in-1 fights mess right. attacks three strong litter box odors, plus locks clumps tight. ... and now it's light. every home, every cat.
if you open a can of green beans, you typically expect to find green beans. one utah woman claims she found a disgusting addition after serving green beans at a church function. ashley kewish explains. "don't touch it. it's very hot, okay?"troy walker is an old pro in the kitchen."we're having turkey sticks and macaroni and cheese."she prefers cooking for her she prefers cheese."and macaroni and turkey sticks and macaroni and cheese."she prefers cooking for her tiniest family members."i love it because my grandkids think i'm a good cook."but it was at a church youth function where she almost served up something not on the menu."when i went to dish them out, i thought it was a burnt bean. and lo and behold, it was a snake head." yep, a snake head in the middle of all those beans."we just found the head, so i wonder where the body is?"we reached out to western family. they told k-s-l"foreign matter is not something we take lightly. we want to know what it is, and we will immediately research and do any level of correction we can."they're already gone from the shelves
doing better."walker says she's not upset."my biggest concern that somebody else would get the body or something of the snake and not the snake head."she's already planning for her next dinner party."we're having a family dinner on sunday and nobody responded to my text. i said i promise i'm not going to serve green beans." beans."serve green beans." that was ashley kewish reporting. the company that makes the green beans says it has stopped all production of the canned vegetable. it's now trying to determine where those green beans in question came from. there are a whole lot of people hoping they have the right stuff to go to space. nasa has announced they've received a record 18- thousand-3-hundred
candidate training program. that's nearly three-times the number the agency received in 2012. since 1959, there have only been 338 astonauts. once final candidates have been selected, they will undergo two years of basic training on things like learning how to space walk and learning russian. from flying in space to making laps around the track. daytona is one of the most important nascar races and since the 500 started in 1959, there have been a number of winners. and as tradition- the winning cars are put on display at the speedway. john kucko reports- on the special reunion between a man- and his car. 13-1756-1:00transcription: in 1991, this car made it to victory lane here at the daytona 500. and today, it's legendary driver, ernie irvan, was reunited with his old
allowinga wedge of high pressure to build in from the bring cool and damp conditions to theregion...along with some patchy fog. by wednesday, a will moveout of the lower mississippi valley and into the great lakes region...bringing another round of widespread rainfall mid atlantic region. today...cloudy. a chance of rain...mainly this afternoon. muchcooler. near steady temperature in the mid 40s. light andvariable winds. .tonight...rain likely. lows in the upper 30s. east winds around10 mph. chance of rain 70 percent..tuesday...rain. upper 30s. lightand variable winds. chance of rain 80 percent..tuesday night...rain. near steady temperature in the upper 30s.east winds around 10 mph. chance of rain 90 percent. .wednesday...rain in the isolatedthunderstorms in the afternoon. some thunderstorms the afternoon. not as cool east winds around 10 afternoon. chance of rain near night...rain in the evening...then rain showers likelyafter midnight. lows in the upper 30s. chance of rain near100 percent. .thursday...mostly cloudy in the morning...then becoming partlysunny. a chance of rain showers in the morning. breezy with highsin the lower 40s. temperature falling into the upper 30s in theafternoon. chance of rain 50 percent. .thursday night through sunday...partly cloudy and breezy. lowsin the mid 20s.
physicians at carilion clinic work to stay on the cutting edge of every type of medicine. right now many of them are attending the 45th annual critical care congress in orlando were they're exploring the latest breakthroughs in research in intensive care medicine. wfxr's paris holmes is here with more . good morning. the critical care congress is an opporturnity for medical professionals from around the world to share ideas and diverse perspectives in
at this five day event, carilion physicians are listening to world-renowned speakers, participating in interactive workshops and panel discussions. they will bring all of that information back to patients here in the roanoke valley. dr. alice ackerman is a peditrician at carillion. she has been attending this conference for about 20 years. she says-- it's one thing to read up on the latest research on medicine, but it's another to be in the room and talking with the people who are actually doing the reasearch. she also says the conference reassures her about the work they are already doing at carilion. many of the things that i 've heard about this year are things that we are already doing in roanoke. the way that we treat children with severe respiratory diseases is right there. we are really doing everything that is reccomended and that the experts say yeah this is how we should do it.
day at the ball park, and a day at the races. "all right, we're going to begin the next game, between van asten's and o-c-c firefighters.:the match-up sunday at the outagamie conservation club had the makings of a classic. a spot in the finals was on the line. "we call it snowmobile softball. it's basically slow- snowmobile."there are rules specific to the sport. their sled turned off. the batter stands in a circle, can't start them up until the ball is hit.""you have to wear pair of gloves. so with a 16- inch softball, you can't pick it up one handed with a pair of gloves on."the action was intense.like this hard smash. on it. the toss to second got the sledder on the force out, but the relay to first base time."as long as you don't smack your sled up, it's not guys got $10,000 sleds out here. you do that, you're in himself in a bit of a bind. players helped him back on his sled after he twisted his ankle."foot gets stuck in the snowmobile, and you can't do nothing. you're stuck there. good."at times the action looked chaotic, but players say that's part of the game. softball, you just run the bases with sleds.""it's awesome. you got to try it once, and you get addicted to it.""it's just a good time for the people to get out, who got cabin fever, get out here, and enjoy winter a little bit." "this is amazing. super fun to be out here watching the men great family event for all." break to find yourself some tequila and limes... that's because it's national margarita day! the cocktail consists of tequila, triple cocktail the limes... that's some tequila
doing damage control after a week of allegations, after a week of allegations, rumors and threats of violence, some roanoke county parents demand to know what is going on at their children's high school. in time of an emergency.we take a look behind the scenes of the 9-1-1 center to find out what happens after you
about 60 seconds to get that call entered and sent out to the fire department."down to the wire.a long day of racing, it comes to inches as a virginia native tries to win his first daytona 500. thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's monday february 22 i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. happening in matter of hours, parents and community leaders will gather at northside high school for a public meeting. this after accusations of misconduct and missing money. there were even threats of violence. school district officials say those rumors and accusations are not true!